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Old 05-07-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question Linux Redhat 9 as an Internet Gateway

I am trying to set up a home network. Currently I have the following configuration:

ISP --> MODEM --> ROUTER --> PC1 (WIN2k)
--> PC2 (LINUX RH9)

Everything works fine with this set up using the router as the INET Gateway.

I would like to configure Linux as the gateway, but I am not sure how to do this. Below is what I would like to do.

ISP --> MODEM --> PC2 (LINUX RH9) --> ROUTER --> PC2 (WIN2K)
--> PC3 (Future Addition)
--> PC4 (Future Addition)

I have installed 2 ethernet cards in the Linux box connecting one to the modem and one to the router. The Win2k box is using a wireless connection to the router.

I assume the default gateway for the router, PC2, and an future PCs would need to be the ip address to the Linux box.

Being totally clueless, my questions are:

1) If the ISP provides me with the IP address for the Linux box, and DHCP is enabled on the router will the router IP address change from the IP?

2) Should I be connecting the Linux Box to the router using the INET channel?

3) Should I change the default value of the router from Gateway to Router at this point?

Any advise someone can give would be greatly appreciated.


Old 05-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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if you're totally clueless inthis I'd advice not to use a generic distro such as RH9 for this but rather a more dedicated distro such as SME or clarkconnect.


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